I'm new to the home brew scene, and I've made a couple of extract brews from recipes in the beginners books that I own, so I've decided it's time to move on to attempting my own recipe.
I want to make a Black IPA, but I don't want to blindly follow a recipe. What I did was looked through some of the recipes up on beersmith and found one that looked promising. Then I looked up a few clones of my favorite IPAs (Lagunitas and Modus Hoperandi). I took the grain bill from the Black IPA and the hops profiles from the other IPA's, made some minor modifications with beersmith to achieve gravity, color, and IBU that I thought sounded good.
My worry is that I'll just end up with something more like an imperial stout. I'm still really getting used to which ingredients affect the beer in certain ways, so I'm not sure how this recipe will end up. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Specialty Grains: 8 oz Black Patent Malt 8 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine 8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L 8 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) 4 oz Roasted Barley Extracts: 1 lb Light Dry Extract 6 lb Dark Liquid Extract 3 lb Lyle's Golden Syrup Hops: 1 oz Columbus (60min) 1 oz Horizon (60min) 0.75 oz Summit (60min) 1.25 oz Willamette (30min) 0.75 oz Centennial (30min) 1 oz Cascade (1min) Dry Hop: 3 oz Cascade (5 days) 1 oz Centennial (5 days) OG: 1.075 ABV: 7.4% IBU: 68 Color: 34 SRM